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question about wool yarn and felting

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Hi, I've been accumulating different wool yarns, in hopes of making something felted, at least once in my life. My question is can I use different brand wool yarns in the same project? Are all 100% wools the same no matter of the label? I'm hoping to make a purse/tote, don't know what else to make:think. thanks for any help......

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You'll have the best results if the wools are also the same size. You could also make a little test swatch--crochet a hdc row each of all the wools you want to blend (10-15 stitches wide is plenty), then handfelt the swatch to see how they work together.

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Thank you for your help. I found out that my yarn was very old. When I pulled it out by the center for the beginning end, I tore out a big hank.:( I didn't know what was going on, but I found someone to ask. Needless to say, I was disappointed. Guess I'll invest in new wool next time.

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I have used different brands of wool in my felting projects....Sometimes the different brands will felt at different rates....Especialy Paton's SWS wool...it felts very fast.

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If you want to use up some of that old wool, you could make coasters. They work up really fast. I made circles and just washed them in the washing machine with hot water, with some towels. Here's a link to my blog that has the photos. http://cajunmuse.blogspot.com/

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